Monon Emergency Action Drill a Big Success

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Community Involvement News Safety

US Aggregates hosted an Emergency Action Drill at the Monon location on Saturday, August 24th.

The drill, in collaboration with Ozinga, Monon Fire Department, Monticello Fire Department, and Lutheran Health Network, is part of an ongoing commitment to ensuring workplace safety for US Aggregates employees.

During the drill, an Ozinga employee noticed one of our “workers” (Steve, a dummy filled with water) was unresponsive. With the collaboration of everyone involved, we were able to airlift the worker out in just over 60 minutes.

“The reason we do EAD’s is to allow us to be better prepared for an emergency situation if it arises,” John Masterson, event organizer, said. “These allow training and updates for our team members in emergency preparedness, communication, and execution with our first responders along with helping educate our first responders in mine safety and rescue.”